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the story alleged he wanted. [inaudible] >> that was just fake news by nbc. i never wanted that. they give a lot of false news lately. it's disgusting the way that press is able to write whatever they want to write. >> i have looked into it and you might want to start looking into it to mr. president. did the story or the president's response go too far? new troubling sexual assault allegations against harvey weinstein.
we have an interview of his mother calling him depraved. others have come forward and made more accusations. >> he said i had contracts for my next three films and i will send them today but i want you to have a threesome with me and my assistant. >> this exclusive wound up in a major magazine. >> why did you report it for the new yorker not nbc news. >> you would have to ask nbc executives about the details of that story. >> what do journalists know about the weinstein mass and when did they know it. the prime time host joins us on hollywood hypocrisy. and espn suspends the host and call them a white supremacy for tweeting against the dallas cowboys. why are something the punishment is racially
motivated? this is media buzz. first harvey weinstein was fired by his own company after the new york times reported sexual harassment allegations over three decades, which he denied. then a devastating new yorker article where three women said he raped them which he denies. more accusations are emerging. not just actresses but journalists be that's where he cornered me in this vestibule and leaned in and tried to kiss me, which i immediately rebuffed and he immediately exposed himself and began pleasuring himself and i just sat there dumbfounded. >> it took nearly six days for
hillary clinton to say she was shocked and appalled. >> it's good she broke her silence but it's bad she was the last to do so. >> i don't know why she was on twitter condemning the. >> the fact that the clintons didn't condemn us is a black mark on them. >> she finally talked about it. >> what was your reaction when you heard about harvey weinstein? >> i was sick. i was shocked. i was appalled. it was something that was intolerable. joining us now, both are fox
news contributors. we also have the white house correspondent for independent journal review. he did ask her about the money she had taken from weinstein and she will know that into the annual charitable giving. it's unclear where that will go with on top of her normal 10%. i think there's a question for democrats, is the party going to divest from this tainted money from harvey weinstein. >> do think the pressuring that question or going easy on it. >> the dnc put out this ridiculous policy and they got some positive headlines for his anger giving away the money. if the media is that easily fooled there should be more pressure on that front.
reluctant when a conservative gets into trouble but he was it kicked out of the academy awards yesterday. he's cut across party lines, right. >> i don't think six days is all that long but i do think people who tend to defend clinton on television, in the press, were waiting for a response or kind of frustrated that the clinton team wasn't given them one. >> there were stories about when is she going to speak about this. it had been some big republican donor you would've taken six minutes or six hours of the most. >> that's true, but hillary clinton is no longer running for president and people do want her to go away and president obama is no longer president. >> but she is on a book tour. how does nbc who have a number of women went on the record accusing harvey weinstein of rape. she's a special correspondent with nbc, former nbc host. how do you let a model away. >> as a disclosure, i'm friends with ronan and i thought he gathered, based on
what we know publicly, he gathered a lot of factual, reportable information on this story over many man months. eight women on the record. the pushback that he got internally from nbc is shocking and we've seen the drips and drabs coming out from within the building. people angry at nbc, at their own network are basically giving up the scoop and chasing him off to the new yorker which has very high editorial standards. they iran the piece. i think this looks terrible for nbc news and i do want to quickly give some credit to rachel maddow. he. she asked him and pressed him on that? an nbc owned network. >> it was the elephant in the room and she didn't let it go. i will play one piece of audio. there's a dispute about how many they had, this model said she was groped by harvey weinstein the day before. she wore a wire in a new york
police thing. let's listen. >> if you want to leave when he comes. [inaudible] you used to that? i'm not used to that. >> with your permission. please. >> no. >> he admits the groping on the tape. how is that by itself not a story. >> i don't know what they were thinking when he's the kind of prosecutor, adding on to what i was talking about, they also got spooked on the "access hollywood" tape so clearly there are some problems at the top at nbc with their decision to not go forward with these huge stories and stories the american people need to hear about whether it's the president for someone who is running hollywood. >> i work at both nbc and
cnn. both of their news department for the "access hollywood" tape, i don't know that we can say the actual news department knew of the "access hollywood" tape, i think that's up for debate but networks kill stories all the time. it is frustrating at every network. cnn does not have a leg to stand on to go after nbc for not running that story. my suspicion is it has a lot more to do with the fact that they thought they grew up in hollywood, he is young and they probably wanted to make him a star but didn't necessarily believe in his journalistic chops. >> he said he had to go out and spend his own money to do some of this for a crew because nbc wouldn't support him. don't hire him in the first place if you don't think he has the chops to do it. >> i know they kill stories. i've seen it happen. >> all right. what the come back to that. in fairness, nbc news president told his staff that it was offensive and anyone would think nbc was covering up for a powerful person and in his view he wasn't ready
for prime time but of course, weeks later this incredibly well-documented piece shows up in the new yorker. you think too many journalists have perpetuated the myth of harvey weinstein, the mighty movie mogul, the guy who wins oscars while basically looking away from conduct that were hearing was an open secret in new york in hollywood. >> one element of the story that i've been fascinated by his the late-night comedians who jumped all over stories about people at our network who got into trouble along these lines and trump regularly. this is obviously harassment problem, not just in hollywood, but elsewhere. it's the gusto in the immediate see with what some of these people went after in the media and comedy after some targets but not others. some of the excuses from jimmy kimmel and seth meyer on why
they pulled their punches do not hold water at all and i think there's some human nature, going after friends and going after people who are powerful in your orbit is difficult. that's the truth to power. >> nbc has business relationships with weinstein companies and that sort of things. it is hard to nail down and document these kinds of things. i'm not being in critical in any way of the women, particularly those who were young aspiring actresses for not speaking out, but you have to have people willing to go on the record before you can report the starter. >> ) that's why everyone should be praising these women who did find the courage to do that and yes it took some of them a few years to make sure they had established their career and they had a leg to stand on to do it. the audio came out from courtney love back in 2005 sing don't work for harvey weinstein and they banned her, a lifetime ban. when people blame the women
and i've been on other panels were my opponent has come out and said these women knew, don't you dare talk about those women and put them down for what they did when we see what happened when courtney love. >> a new york times columnist wrote about this that there's a network of very aggressive public relation people who guard the secrets of those who they work for and they keep the stuff out of public view and only major news organizations i have the lawyers can take this on. >> that's right, and look, a lot of very wealthy entities or people, when they first see a crisis happening will bring on a public relations firm so they can fend off that sort of thing which obviously we know happened with harvey before he was trying to stop the new york story. >> he's on the cover of "time" magazine looking like a villain which is premature how he's been cast. producer, predator, pariah.
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>> how much do people in hollywood and the media know about this behavior. let's start with the remarkable interview bob weinstein in which he said his brother is depraved and going through a waking nightmare and barely talk to the past five years and he knew his brother was philandering but not coercing and then he was physically assaulted. how do you know this isn't a spin to see himself from this disaster. >> we don't. obviously the big question, and the first question i asked him was, he's your brother, how could this go on without you knowing, and he's making a distinction between what everyone in the company knew which was that he was a philanderer traveling around the world, trying to sleep with women at all times of the day, but they weren't in the room with him so they don't know what actually happened in that room.
>> bob weinstein telling you, when they had a physical altercation, this was a defining moment of cowardice on my part and apparently was a very emotional interview. let me ask you also, harvey weinstein, well-known, it's very difficult for journalist to do extensions illustrate how did your last call with them go. >> i would speak with harvey every once in a while, par for the course in my job and he was often threatening, sometimes charming. my last interaction after the cannes film festival, we had a item about how the police had accosted him outside the party, and he sort of passive aggressively insinuated he could buy my magazine and replace me as editor. it was kind of like that you just threatened to buy my magazine and have me fired, but that was the way he operated. >> that doesn't sound passive, that sounds aggressive.
how many journalists knew, suspected, heard rumors in your town in your circle that he was a sexual predator? >> i think that's a difficult question because you are asking what we know that we heard the stories, we investigated about two years ago we put a team of people on trying to find people who tell us on the record would affect them. we even had a big white board with all the different people who had worked at miramax in the weinstein company. we had a list of actresses that the stories and it wasn't until this breakthrough in the new york times practices came forward and spoke on the record that the floodgates opened. >> without those on the record
testimony, it's very difficult to publish these accusations. after cases that we been through with bill cosby, bill o'reilly, all the silicon valley companies, you do you think the climate has changed in reporting on this and made it easier for women who were traumatized by this. david got out of the business because of harvey, to speak on the record. >> i definitely think the culture has changed and because of the examples you cited, more women are feeling more comfortable to come forward. certainly a risky thing to do, it's a brave thing to do and there are potential repercussions for women who do it in the courtney love story is heartbreaking. but, it is a change in the culture that has happened and we would not have these women coming forward on harvey weinstein had the others not come before it. as far as the media goes, it's still a risky proposition to level accusations that a powerful figure, but i do
believe media is more likely to do the stories because of the place we are in the culture right now. >> all right. i guess you get to keep your job. thank you for joining us from l.a. laura ingram on
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>> get better sources. his john kelly thing i'm sick of these leaks, you guys don't know what you're talking about. he does that with military command. >> it's effective. if i were advising the white house, generally, i would advise him to do more of this because we get all the stories weekly, at least daily often on intrigue and who's frustrated and who's on the brink of being out and a lot of times there's bad information about kelly, the fact that they sent him out directly to respond in person and answer a bunch of questions, giving new information to the press, i think it diffused a lot of it. he commands the room. i would love to see more of him and more top principals within the administration face the press frequently. >> and i agree, that was a success. we can declare that white house press briefing a success because they did what they set
out to do which is shut down all of those rumors. i agree with you they should do that more often. also i would say he did note that he has done three of the records and some of the reporters had violated the terms. what i would say is they don't put out a number these principles as often as they should, but they do have very high-level principles doing off the record meetings all the time. i would venture to say probably more than the obama administration was doing this really. >> there are others who told me they're also very frustrated by these leaks which often make the president look like he doesn't know what he's doing. just because general kelly comes out and says the stories are untrue doesn't mean he's not frustrated in his job. he's a good soldier. >> absolutely. i would have to agree with the two of you about this. i think it was certainly a success and that you watch general john kelly and you believe in his service to the
country which he is continuing now and being part of this administration, old role that i don't think he takes lightly or one that i don't that you wanted in the first place. there is a "peace a while ago about how he doesn't talk to former chiefs of staff. he is the first one that was not part of that club. he wants to go about his business and get a tough job done. i think what happened is similar with tillerson after the comment which i think was totally a moron comment from what he said is that the president of the united states of america marches these guys out there and make something for their supper. >> come on now. the idea that john kelly is going to be bullied by anyone, even if it's the president. >> i said i think he's telling the truth about it and i agree with his point, he certainly frustrated but you don't think the president trump said to his chief of staff, everyone saying you hate it here and you're gonna quit, maybe you
could go out there and do a press conference, i'd really appreciate it. >> he said that the president suggested he should do that. >> , get frustrated if you don't stop because i gotta get a break. someone is eating the press these leaks whether fully accurate. next up, whether the gop is breaking apart in a few words about our short fox. the president accused mbc of. fiction and the network standards ground. and we covered it, july first, twenty-fifteen. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
much of an open secret was the, and did you know about it. >> i had heard about it when i was at the sundance film festival, covering it, the recovered it, i believe it was the same year, i was doing a standup piece for a bunch of celebrities. a bunch of friends were in the movie business. i didn't know who he was. someone said he raped this girl. it stuck in my mind, but years later, i remembered and i thought that's kind of interesting. then i thought something happen at the sundance festival. i knew about it, i wasn't even in the industry. i think frankly a lot of actors and actresses are coming forward saying this is horrible, this is disgusting, they were making jokes about
it on 30 rock. they were making reference to it at the oscars with a little off hand harvey. young lives were destroyed, careers were ruined, rose mcgowan was never the same and there are many other stories like that and not just at the hands of weinstein. this happened across every industry, it happens both to women and men, young men have been subjected to this. i sat on twitter the other day , he's kind of like a mob boss. he has a lot of people who protect them and he has a lot of people bought off and afraid. >> another big press story this past week has been the president slamming little bob corker on twitter, coming back and saying this is the lead up to world war iii. now you have a public president and foreign relations chair in this war of
words. is this overplayed or is it important. >> i think it's entirely predictable. bob corker was never comfortable with donald trump and i like worker as a person, i think he's a nice guy, but he's not a trump guy. he's more of a bush republican. it doesn't make it any less newsworthy. >> yes but the problem is if he decides to go into the white house and asked donald trump to support his candidacy, i think donald trump will fail do it, i help you in many goes running in interviews and basically. [inaudible] back and forth, it's not what i would do. what path is the right path for the country.
should we do the same kind of policy that got us into the situation with iran and middle east, military intervention, the rise of china? he is trying to get us out. i understand the old establishment is important but trump won and the others did not. >> your generally supportive of president trump but when he didn't push for funding of the wall, you tweeted build the wall, build wall. >> i differ with him on that. i didn't love the way the travel ban was rolled out. ultimately the court decided not to take the case so that will stand now. >> can you send a message by saying it to the television camera as opposed to talking to him privately. >> i don't know. i really don't know. i speak my mind. i do what george w. bush, i
campaigned for him and i had a break with them because of amnesty and harriet miers and a lot of other things. my allegiance is to this populist conservative agenda that he iran on, successfully, and if he continues to advance it and push for it, the vote will reward him. if this economy continues to grow, he will be in good shape in 2020. >> why did so many commentators oppose donald trump in the campaign. >> not populace. their elitist printer will bless. they were in the reagan coalition. i think in reagan's own charm and experience as governor of california, he was able to hold all together. >> going to leave some time to talk about the ingram angle which debuts on fox.
you have been saying your show will be different. >> politics and the rest of lif life. >> the rest of life is included. >> there is a lot that happens throughout the day and i think because of the russia and political news cycle, we might not cover, everything from parenting to hollywood to the social pressure that young kids are under and the internet, the constant presence of screens in our lives but there's a lot to discuss regarding the understanding of gender and gender bending and how that affects us understanding human relationship. there's a lot to discuss. some of it is left and right, and some of it isn't. i think we have an obligation to cover everything. i try to do it from all angles. i'm a conservative, i always will be and i'll bring on different voices for these topics but we had a lot of
great voices that we will hear from predators young people who have a lot to say, infuriating stories and make people laugh. >> you've got your daily syndicated show and your mother of three kids. do not require much sleep. >> i don't sleep much but i need to sleep more and apparently i need to learn how to nap. >> power nap. the secret to success. good to see you. >> thank you. the duck with the show. i had a media buzz, they suspend the most controversial host on es again. trump says it's a disgrace that journalists can write whatever they want. is that right?
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they're affordable and fast... maybe "too affordable and fast." what if... "people" aren't buying these books online, but "they" are buying them to protect their secrets?!?! hi bill. if that is your real name. it's william actually. hmph! affordable, fast fedex ground. these are very dishonest people, in many cases. i call it fake media. it's fake. it's so much fakeness. >> you agree with that, fakeness. >> president trump escalated his attacks on the media saying now government action may be needed. he asked top advisers for a ten fold increase in the national arson. he called it. fiction. >> the president dismissed our reporting thing is not true and sources are made up. sources do exist.
in fact, three of them were in the room when the president talked about dramatically increasing the number of u.s. nukes. >> here's what the president tweeted. network has become so partisan , distorted and faked that license must be challenged and if appropriate, revoked. not fair to the public. >> it happens to be a fact that the fcc doesn't regulate national networks. only local. what you make of president trump going there? >> as we exhibited, on the show, just a few minutes ago, nbc and other networks are not above serious criticism, and sometimes bashing sometimes. >> does he have the right to go after any story you want. >> challenge the stories and go after their veracity, taking at the next step and talking about licensing and the sort of vague news threats about shutting down speech you
don't like is off-base, over-the-top and wrong. i would just point out, if you are agreeing with him now and you're conservative, we are called that when president obama's administration, this is a step further from trump and it's wrong. >> maybe he wasn't serious. if this is his way of venting when he gets mad, asked the media. >> he's the president of the united states of america. people listen to him and they believe him, even when he lies. when you hear the chanting, and that interview alone, you know how he feels about him and you know they think hillary clinton lied about everything and donald trump told the truth even though we know the facts don't bear that out. it's extremely dangerous. it's a very authoritarian, dictator talk, we've spoken about this million of times that he doesn't seem to have a strong connection of what the
first amendment really means. >> that quote, it's disgraceful that they can write whatever they want, while sometimes it is disgraceful what the press writes but it doesn't mean they don't have the right to do it. >> they do. it's the first amendment. but just venting is becoming a really big problem. some of the stories that have come out since have shown, we know that the three companies that own the broadcast network actually lost a little bit of value after he made that comment. the other thing i point out is that tom wheeler said that it could also be taken as supporters who could act on his behalf. in other words they could challenge the licenses of the network because of what trump is saying. >> let me just move on because i want to get to the iran situation. the washington report shows sources that he was livid he threw a fit with top advisers who told him he should accept the iran nuclear deal negotiated under obama. they came up with this plan where he decertified but
didn't derail it. the press kind of hammer trump about it. those kind of inside stories always are designed to make a present look bad. >> everyday, press hammers trump, they always do it, i think the balance of the administration has reached on this issue is a smart one, it's good and the president would be mad that his advisers are saying keep the deal but it's called the worst deal ever on the campaign trail. of course that would frustrate him. they seem to have found a middleground and an accommodation that applies more pressure on congress and the regime. >> it's okay for presidents to get mad sometimes. a lot of the stories portray him as a hothead. >> you tell me. >> whatever you think of the iran deal or anything else, he's had some insensitive meetings and things leaked to the press. >> absolute not but i've gone off to this a number of time. it's unprecedented and dangerous to our national security.
everyone knows i have a lot of problem with president trump, his policies and how he conducts himself but he is the president and we need to protect them in that way. i agreed with steve bannon in his interview with charlie rose where he said he disagreed with the president. [inaudible] >> part of the media is saying he's only doing this to destroy barack obama's legacy with obamacare. others say he's doing it out of spite. maybe this is what he believes. >> it clearly is what he believes but when you're not fixing the problem but instead you're making it worse than it's clear that. [inaudible] >> that the political judgment on your part that he's making it worse. >> i think it has been very clear. >> there's also a court ruling. the media is missing the vote. the talk about political motivations and what he wants to do to obamacar obama.
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cohost of espn sports center called president trump a white supremacist and a bigot and then just said it was inappropriate but after the cowboys owner said he would bench any program that didn't stand for the anthem, he said stop watching and buying their merchandise and if you feel strongly, boycott his advertisers.
espn suspended them saying this with second violation. al sharpton was out there after hill got bench for two weeks saying boycott the cowboys, and he saying this is an outrage and they have every right to speak out. how is this racial? >> first off, i can't speak to that, but i can say the decision was a little bewildering. i know it's kind of popular to misrepresent people's points for popular gain, but that's not actually why. she did not say boycott the cowboys, she was talking to a larger point, a lot of people were criticizing. [inaudible] they were saying he should be, why doesn't he fight jerry jones or push back with the owner. what she was doing was trying to explain life difficult for quarterback to do that. >> i disagree with you, she does say stop watching and
buying their merchandise, but whatever their message, what part of don't embarrass espn on social media does she not understand purges not just speaking for herself. she is a major espn host. >> that's true, but she's hired to have commentary. i know we love to pretend that politics and sports are separate, clearly the president doesn't feel that way to the idea, they put them in this weird straight jacket. the job is to comment on what's going on. what's a bigger story than what's going on with the protests in the nfl. the idea that she is not supposed to comment on that, or more to the point, try to guess until afterward where the line is, i think that's a pretty tough spot for her. >> manages her, but everybody. >> let me move along. so he got kicked around by many in the media for going after the nfl over protesting players burnout roger goodell says players will have to
stand for the anthem. fair to say the president put some points on the board? >> i certainly think he put some points on the board. he they did push back against the statement and say i think there's going to be a vote among owners. they're talking about some of their social justice protest, but there's not been any, there could be one this week. >> don't you think that is just. [inaudible] he came out and issued a statement criticizing president trump for pushing this issue. they can argue if it's a rule change. he's changed his tone at the very least. >> heating come out like go protests, fight trump at the beginning and is not thing no one can do it now. listen. you can find something like me eager to fund roger goodell. certainly his messaging has always been an issue for him. he never quite get it right. i think this is a good example
of him getting it wrong on both ends by not coming out strong either before or after the statement. it's kind of wishy-washy and allows both sides to claim victory and allows trump to say i got it. >> got half a minute. you think the media underestimated the residence of present trump taking on the issue of kneeling players, the way in which it would resonate with many americans. >> i think they thought it was silly and i think there's clearly an idea that there should be larger issues to focus on, but i also think part of this is, if ratings are down, i would argue these things are independent but it certainly makes a convenient data point to argue the other direction. >> you can spike the football on that one. thanks for joining us. still to come. why puerto rico turned into such a fiasco , that's next.
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>> what on earth was mark zuckerberg thinking, promoting a facebook app with the virtual tour of puerto rico where there has been death and so much destruction. >> one of the things that's really magical about virtual reality is you can get the feeling that you are really in a place and it feels like were really here in puerto rico where it's obviously a tough place to get to right now. >> people are still fighting for their lives on the hurricane battered island and that goes beyond tone deaf and insensitive. he later apologizing i also wanted to share the news of our partnership with the red cross to help with recovery. reading some of the comments i realized this wasn't clear, i'm sorry to anyone this offended. i'm glad facebook added a dislike button for this sort of thing. that's it for this edition. i'm howard. glad you can join us. we hope you all check out our facebook page and give us a like. i try to respond to a lot of the comments and questions also follow me on twitter.
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